Lower Clarence rowers finished the local season on a high at the St Grafton/Iluka regatta recently by winning the Northern Rivers Rowing Association Club point score trophy, and Open points score trophy. Candice Jagoe also won the Women’s Master Single points score trophy. A great result and congratulations to all rowers and coaches.
It was nice to see how the junior rowers had improved since the beginning of the season. Very exciting to see Lachlan Maxwell win his first single scull in the MU15. Also winning their single scull races were David Hailes in the Men’s Masters, Candice Jagoe in the Women’s Masters and Gemma Dane in the Women’s Open. Gemma had a successful day winning the WO and Whcp doubles with Chianna Dane and also the WO quad with Chianna, Candice and Leah Domain (Coffs Harbour). Candice and Leah also won their section of the WM double scull.
Elissa Metcalfe, Kirilly Maxwell, Stephanie Hutton and Clara Samms had a good win in the WU 15/16 quad. Clara and Stephanie finished 2nd in the WU15/16 double following on from the NSW State Championships last month where they finish 7th in the final of the U16 double just 8 seconds behind the winner. In their respective doubles David Hailes/Clare Millist, Angus Cassidy/Dean Bolton and Dean/Logan Bolton all came 2nd.
A big thank you to Joy Hailes for all her work during the season as a boat race official and keeping us all safe.
A special thank you to our sponsors especially Mareeba Aged Care and Maclean Lower Clarence Service Club for their ongoing support.
None of this would happen without the dedication of time and organization from our coaches, Keryn Saunders, Betty Bogdanek, Harold Kratz and Clare Millist so thank you all very much from the rowers and parents. Thank you to the parents for your support and help.